Wedding Photography as a Gift

Wedding photography is one the most important aspects of the wedding, documenting an event that is monumental for the bride and groom, as well as their families. After the wedding is over, the flowers have wilted and the wedding dress is tucked away in the back of the closet, those wedding pictures will be a treasured memento of that wedding that took months of hard work and planning to put together. Given the importance of those memories, few wedding gifts could be as thoughtful or practical as a gift of wedding photography.

Choosing a wedding gift that is sure to be appreciated isn’t easy. Back in the days when most people married young and lived at home with their parents until the wedding day, household goods to help them start out in their first home were a pretty safe bet. But, times have changed. The average couple marries a little later in life these days, and most are already well established in households of their own before they tie the knot. So, they really don’t need towels and toasters, and gravy boats just simply aren’t an option anymore. So what do you give the couple who has everything on their wedding day? Memories of their special day in the form of a gift of wedding photography is sure to be a hit.

Wedding planning on a limited budget can force some hard choices to be made. Pulling off the wedding of your dreams while keeping within that budget means making compromises and hunting for bargains. However, few brides are willing to compromise on wedding photography. After all, wedding pictures are family history, memories to be cherished and shared with your children and grandchildren. So, if you are the friend or family member of a bride on a budget, you might find that footing the bill for a good wedding photographer would be a very welcome wedding gift.

Even if the bride and groom have already purchased a wedding photography package, your gift can give them the means to upgrade to a better package or pay for more coverage on their wedding day. Many photographers offer gift certificates to make giving wedding photography gifts convenient for guests. Of course, you’ll have to make some inquiries to find out who your soon to be newlyweds have booked for their wedding. Wedding photography registries are also offered by many wedding photographers. Set up much like a bridal registry, wedding photography registries allow brides to be on a budget to request a contribution towards her wedding photographer’s fees as a wedding gift.